Continuing Education

APNA holds two national conferences each year, the CPI Conference in June (with CPI West in March) and the Annual Conference in October. The association also tries to make available as many continuing education opportunities to its members as possible. This area of the site organizes these offerings into one place. Click on the links below to learn more about each exciting program in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Conferences

APNA CPI West
March 17-18, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
San Diego, CA

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16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

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32nd Annual Conference
October 24-27, 2018
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio

 

 

Online CE: APNA eLearning Center 
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Annual Conference Archives
Sessions from Annual Conferences
Slides synced with audio; podcasts
Contact hours range from 0.5 - 2.00 contact hours

Psychopharmacology
Archived sessions from recent APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institutes (CPI) and Annual Conferences. Slides synced with audio, podcasts; 0.75 - 2.75 contact hours each - pharmacology credits

Special Skills for Psychiatric Nurses
On-Demand sessions
Podcasts; self-paced
0.5 - 1.0 contact hours each

APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program
Online program which delivers the foundational psychiatric mental health knowledge that RNs need as they transition into mental health practice settings.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training
Two free webinars which together meet the 24 hours of required education to apply to obtain a DEA waiver to prescribe MAT for opioid use disorders.
8 & 16 contact hours

APNA Webinars: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders
3 free webinars to educate and empower nurses during the opioid epidemic.
1.25 - 3.5 contact hours each

 
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Continuing Education Programs:

APNA Recovery to Practice Program
Interactive 6-module course appropriate for professionals looking to integrate recovery-oriented practices in to the care they provide.

APNA Competency-Based Training for Suicide Prevention

An interactive training, presented by a facilitator with expertise in suicide prevention, which increases confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention.

Other Educational Opportunities

Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver Training for APRNs
An 8 hour and a 16 hour training course to meet the educational requirements for a MAT waiver.

 
 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 

 

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.